Borderline Personality Disorder: How it Affects the Gay Community

Gay woman struggling with her BPD.

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that has affected the gay community in unique ways. While the incidence of BPD seems higher within the LGBTQ+ community than among heterosexual and cisgender individuals, this statistic may reflect a diagnosis bias. For people who are LGBTQ+ and have BPD or their loved ones, this post will […]

What to Know if You’re LGBT and Bipolar

LGBT couple but one of them is struggling from bipolar disorder- lgbt and bipolar

Anyone is at risk for developing a mental health condition or addiction. For LGBTQ individuals, the risk for both is higher than for the general population. In particular, members of the LGBT community are more likely to develop a mood disorder, specifically bipolar disorder. The good news is that bipolar disorder can be treated. With […]

Why Drinking Makes Depression Worse


Drinking alcohol is widely used as a way to relax and cope with difficult feelings and experiences. For example, some people consume alcohol to suppress their sorrows after losing jobs, heartbreak or other life stress. But drinking leads to more harm than gain when it comes to alcohol and depression. Depression and alcohol have a […]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Addiction


Everyone experiences obsessive thoughts or worries from time to time.  They can include fearing the door is unlocked when you leave the house or feeling unsafe when you’re away from home. However, for someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), these thoughts are uncontrollable and interfere with their day-to-day lives. In fact, OCD has been associated with […]

The Importance of Identifying a Co-occurring Disorder in Treatment


A person’s addiction can affect almost every aspect of their life. Relationships, finances, careers, and more can be thrown to the wind when active use and drinking are in full swing.  There are times when issues with substance abuse can grow so strong that they exacerbate other medical and mental health issues. People addicted to […]